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I went on a date once with a police officer, unbeknownst to me. I thought he was a regular guy. And when I found out that he was a police officer... I wasn't so into it. I got paranoid that I would illegally cross the street and get a ticket for jay walking.
Nina Dobrev

Meaning of "jay" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD JAY

From Old French jai, from Late Latin gāius, perhaps from proper name Gāius.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF JAY

jay  [dʒeɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF JAY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Jay is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES JAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

jay

Jay

Jays are several species of medium-sized, usually colorful and noisy, passerine birds in the crow family Corvidae. The names jay and magpie are somewhat interchangeable, and the evolutionary relationships are rather complex. For example, the Eurasian Magpie seems more closely related to the Eurasian Jay than to the Oriental Blue and Green Magpies, whereas the Blue Jay is not closely related to either.

Definition of jay in the English dictionary

The definition of jay in the dictionary is a foolish or gullible person.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH JAY


deejay
ˈdiːˌdʒeɪ
deejaying
ˈdiːˌdʒeɪ
negligee
ˈnɛɡlɪˌʒeɪ
objet
ɒbˈdʒeɪ
popinjay
ˈpɒpɪnˌdʒeɪ
projet
ˈprɒʒeɪ
Roget
ˈrɒʒeɪ
veejay
ˈviːˌdʒeɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE JAY

jawless
jawlike
jawline
jaws
jaws of life
Jaxartes
jaxie
jaxy
Jay´s Treaty
Jaya
Jayapura
Jayawardene
jaybird
Jaycee
jaygee
Jayhawker
jayvee
jaywalk
jaywalker
jaywalking

WORDS THAT END LIKE JAY

anyway
away
ay
bay
be that as it may
birthday
Blu-ray
Conway
day
display
everyday
Friday
from day to day
gay
gray
hay
highway
holiday
in a way
in no way

Synonyms and antonyms of jay in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «jay» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF JAY

Find out the translation of jay to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of jay from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «jay» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

周杰伦
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jay
570 millions of speakers

English

jay
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جاي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сойка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jay
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্থূলবুদ্ধি বাচাল ব্যক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

geai
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jay
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Eichelhäher
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カケス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

제이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jay
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

jay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

alakarga
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ghiandaia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jay
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сойка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

jay
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

jay
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Jay
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jay
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

jay
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of jay

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «JAY»

The term «jay» is very widely used and occupies the 4.044 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «JAY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «jay» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «jay» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about jay

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8 QUOTES WITH «JAY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word jay.
1
Eric Berne
The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
2
Tom Brown, Jr.
We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.
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Nina Dobrev
I went on a date once with a police officer, unbeknownst to me. I thought he was a regular guy. And when I found out that he was a police officer... I wasn't so into it. I got paranoid that I would illegally cross the street and get a ticket for jay walking.
4
Anita Elberse
Jay Z is building a range of businesses just on the strength of his brand. Lady Gaga has formed really interesting partnerships. Justin Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun are investing in a number of different companies and also promoting them in many ways.
5
Nan Hayworth
Jay Townsend has offered, and I have accepted, his resignation from his position with my campaign. Now let's return to talking about issues that really matter to families: job creation, spending restraint and economic development.
6
Burt Reynolds
Jay Leno is wonderful and a good friend, but it will always be the Carson show to a lot of people.
7
Gale Sayers
Jay Cutler, he's a fine quarterback, but I think at times he gets a little nicked up.
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Saul Williams
Jay Z and President Bush have a lot in common, that same brash confidence.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «JAY»

Discover the use of jay in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to jay and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to ...
This book explains just how Jay-Z propelled himself from the bleak streets of Brooklyn to the heights of the business world.
Zack O'Malley Greenburg, 2011
2
Jay: Ninja of Lightning
Sensei Wu must teach the Ninjago warriors the ancient art of spinjitzu in order to defeat Lord Garmadon, but first the ninja Jay, whose sense of humor is strong even in battle, must learn when it is the right time to be serious.
Greg Farshtey, 2012
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From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of ...
Broadening the significance of hip-hop culture by linking it to other expressive forms within popular culture, Miles White examines how these representations have both encouraged the demonization of young black males in the United States ...
Miles White, 2011
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Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop's Philosopher King
"Jay-Z is one of America's leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study.
Julius Bailey, 2011
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Selected Letters of John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay: ...
This collection of letters chronicles the personal lives of founding father John Jay and his wife, Sarah Livingston Jay, in the tumultuous times during and after the American Revolution.
John Jay, Sarah Livingston Jay, Landa M. Freeman, 2005
6
Teen Suicide
Discusses teen suicide, the warning signs, prevention and intervention, and coping with grief and loss after a suicide.
Lorena Huddle, Jay Schleifer, 2011
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Jay Leno's Police Blotter
Jay Leno has compiled the hilarious headlines and articles sent in by his fans to come up with page after page of outrageously funny material on the subject of police foul-ups and bungling criminals.
Jay Leno, 1994
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Law One Hundred and One
A definitive overview of the American legal system offers an up-to-date introduction to constitutional law, litigation, tort law, contract law, property law, and criminal law and includes all new case studies and material on such ...
Jay M. Feinman, 2006
9
Punctuated Equilibrium
In 1972 Stephen Jay Gould took the scientific world by storm with his paper on punctuated equilibrium.
Stephen Jay GOULD, Stephen Jay Gould, 2009
10
Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences
This market-leading text provides a comprehensive introduction to probability and statistics for engineering students in all specialties.
Jay Devore, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «JAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term jay is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rob Lowe -- Does Jay Z Represent Actors?! | TMZ.com
The Dez Bryant contract negotiation was HUUUGE for Jay Z -- 'cause after he scored the WR a fat new $70 MILLION deal ... Rob Lowe had one ... «TMZ.com, Jul 15»
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Jerry Jones might be Jay-Z's biggest fan after Dez Bryant deal - The …
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might be Jay-Z's biggest fan and not just because, perhaps, he really loves the song “Big Pimpin'. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
3
Irish A-to-Z: Jay Hayes | Inside the Irish
The emergency removal of Jay Hayes' redshirt gives you an idea that Notre Dame's coaching staff believes in the young defensive lineman. «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Jay Rock Previews New Music In The Studio [New Video]
We still don't have any solid details on Jay Rock's long-delayed album, but with two immensely promising tracks being shared in the past few ... «HotNewHipHop, Jul 15»
5
18 of the Hardest Hits From the Big Jay Oakerson Roast, And Who …
The Roast of Big Jay Oakerson was a perfect treat of Legion of Skanks fans and the growing legion of Jay fans. Roastmaster Luis J Gomez ... «The Interrobang, Jul 15»
6
Hollyoaks: Stephanie Davis' pal Jay Camilleri hopes she 'sorts …
Stephanie Davis' pal Jay Camilleri has expressed his concerns for the actress after she was axed from Hollyoaks yesterday. The Dirty Sexy ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Simon D rates Jay Park as CEO of AOMG | allkpop.com
[I give Jay Park] 99 points. I left out 1 point, so he can stay humble. Jay Park is doing well. He's a go-getter." He also rated AOMG label artist ... «allkpop, Jul 15»
8
Birdman is suing Jay Z for streaming Lil Wayne's album | Nigerian …
As the lengthy legal battle between Birdman and Lil Wayne continues to play out, Baby is now suing Jay Z and Tidal for streaming Wayne's ... «Nigerian Entertainment Today, Jul 15»
9
Tamara Ecclestone enjoys holiday with husband Jay Rutland and …
But Tamara Ecclestone and her husband Jay Rutland could have been mistaken for ordinary holidaymakers as they wandered down the beach ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
10
'The Voice of China 4' Returns with Jay Chou - CRIENGLISH.com
Season four of the popular TV hit "The Voice of China" debuts on Zhejiang Satellite Television on Friday night with Taiwan pop megastar Jay ... «CRIENGLISH.com, Jul 15»

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